Falling guide being offered to elderly patients to prevent injuries


Data shows that more than 240,000 falls - more than 600 every day - are recorded every year in hospitals and mental health trusts in England and Wales. 

Now, a new guide, from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), tells people how to help prevent falls, such as ensuring they tell nurses and doctors if they have a history of falls, using walking sticks, ringing call bells if they want help moving and doing simple leg exercises before getting up.

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